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Innovative Resin Additive

PolyVisions ProFLOW for Processing Applications

What is ProFLOW?

The ProFLOW line of processing aides improve processing for a wide range of thermoplastic materials.

Key Characteristics of ProFLOW

  • Ultra-high melt index which enables it to dramatically reduce mold pressures in injection molding and extrusion applications.
  • High flow rate (MFR 1500+) polypropylene resins that quickly melt to low viscosity Newtonian fluids (100-200poise). The standard melting temperatures range from 142°C to 161°C for standard products but can also be made with 117°C and 232°C melting temperatures.
  • Retain the physical properties of PP and are commonly used as lubricants, processing aids for extruded film, and rubber molded products

Typical Applications

  • Thin wall containers: reduction in peak pressure by over 10% when added to Polypropylene at 5% addition
  • Over molding of connectors: reduction in peak pressure by over 25% when added to TPU at 7%
  • Over molding of electronics housings: reduction in peak pressure by over 15% when added to TPE at 5%
  • Breathable roofing membrane: increase of membrane breathability when added to TPO at 5%
  • Aid in dispersion of additives: increase of proper dispersion in a glass-filled polypropylene compounds

ProFLOW Advantages

  • Commonly used as lubricants and processing aids
  • Increases material flow for thin wall parts filling
  • Nucleating agent for crystallized PET (CPET)
  • Compatible with TPE’s to aid in processing, allowing lower pressures in molding and extrusions
  • Can be produced as a Homo and Co-Polymer
  • Variations of base resins to influence the MP

ProFLOW Product Data Sheets

Download ProFLOW 1000 Product Data Sheet

Download ProFLOW 3000 Product Data Sheet

Read a ProFLOW Case Study